News that several key business routes have now resumed at Newcastle International Airport has been welcomed by the developers of AirView Park and the region’s industry leaders.
Routes including Amsterdam (KLM), Paris (Air France), London Heathrow (British Airways) and more recently, Exeter (Loganair) have all restarted providing north east companies operating across the UK and Europe with vital connectivity.
Loganair, which operates from the airport, has also recently announced increased capacity on its flights to Aberdeen which is now operating twice every weekday. This provides a vital service for those in the offshore and gas industries who regularly travel to the Scottish city.
Mike Clark of Tynexe Commercial Ltd, developers of AirView Park, sees this recent announcement as a positive step in the right direction towards economic recovery. Keen to work with potential new occupiers searching for a strategic north east base, he commented,
“Being adjacent to the airport provides us with a huge advantage, especially for companies needing easy access to transport links and UK-wide or international travel. For example, should an offshore, marine or oil and gas company have regular travel commitments back and forth to Aberdeen, having an office so close to the airport and two major ports, one of which is a key UK energy and offshore hub, only 20-30 mins drive away, could be hugely beneficial.”
“Despite the bigger national and global economic landscape, there is a quiet, underlying confidence amongst regional businesses at the moment that is bubbling under the surface, and restarting flights such as Amsterdam and London Heathrow are a small but crucial step to get this region moving again.
“AirView Park offers a very strategic location to build new, modern office space, and our flexible approach in terms of delivery options means that a lot is possible.”
Mark Hunt, Chief Financial Officer at Newcastle International Airport, said, “We are seeing demand for business travel increase, and responding to this, KLM and Loganair have both recently added additional flights to Amsterdam and Aberdeen. Loganair has also started a brand new route to Exeter which is a fantastic new connection for the region.
“The Airport provides vital connectivity for businesses in the north east to destinations in the UK, Europe and the across the world. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the aviation industry however, we are pleased that the vast majority of our business routes have already resumed and operating from the region, or are planned to restart over the coming months.”
AirView Park offers Enterprise Zone status and bespoke build opportunities for companies looking for a strategic northern base.